My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” Unveils Maria Arnold! From XXX-Ed Wood To Uschi Digard’s “Toy Box!”

Maria Arnold Exposed!

Watching offbeat cult cinema has allowed me to discover Cult Movie Queens who I wasn’t familiar with, and Maria Arnold is no exception!

My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” unveils some of her greatest cult films, including one with the world’s worst Director!

Arnold got her start working at a topless bar in the San Fernando Valley north of Hollywood. Maria became a nude model and then began appearing in films in the late 60’s…but it was the 70’s that saw her going much much further!

The Toy Box – 1971

I got this film from Something Weird Video and was fascinated by it – a low-budget sex thriller that is just an excuse to show off a lot of naked people.

Here’s the plot: When Ralph persuades his girlfriend Donna to participate in a bizarre party, she discovers the guests are there to perform erotic plays in the presence of a corpse, Ralph’s millionaire uncle!

It’s not a good film by any means, but it IS a great example of low-budget software sexploitation of that era…Arnold was in a number of these, including one from the legendary Ed Wood!

Yes, THE Ed Wood – who Johnny Depp played in the film by that name – but guess what? This one didn’t make it into that film!

Yes, Maria starred in Wood’s legendary hardcore film “Necromania”!

Well, who knows what direction she got for that scene?

Ed Wood is widely considered the worst Film Director of all time, his nadir (or highlight, depended on your point of view) was “Plan 9 From Outer Space”…but he also made XXX-rated films, and Arnold showed it all off in “Necromania!”

Arnold’s credits list dozens of appearances in films such as “Hollywood Babylon” and “Blue Money” in 1972, and the classic adult take-off of “Flash Gordon” called, of course, “Flesh Gordon!”

This era of exploitation filmmaking was fueled by drive-in movie theaters AND grindhouse theaters in big cities…and films like this played to audiences eager for cheap thrills…

Arnold worked with many of the big names of that era, such as Rene Bond in “Country Hooker”, which was released in 1974.

Bond was in a number of these films as well – and you can seemcuh more of her incredible career highlights here:

https://jrsploitation.com/2019/08/14/the-wild-life-and-tragic-death-of-actress-rene-bond-runaway-hormones-and-more-adult-fare/

Arnold wasn’t shy on camera as film after film made its way across the country…

Maria also starred in a few films using the slightly different name Marie Andrews:

“Tanya” also included a number of fully nude scenes – something that would land the film an X-rating in those days…

She followed “Tanya” with the hilariously titled “Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman!”

What a title – what a film! If you don’t know about it, click here for a look at this wacky “Star Wars” parody:

https://jrsploitation.com/2019/02/12/wham-bam-thank-you-spaceman-a-booty-call-from-another-world-exploitation-producer-harry-novaks-wildest-movies/

In 1976, Maria was one of a wealth of adult film stars in the film “Fantasm” AKA “World Of Sexual Fantasy”.

Synapse had a great DVD release of the film.

John Holmes, Rene Bond and Uschi Digard all appear in this wacky collection of short vignettes, all around the topic of sex!

After appearing in a number of films like these, Maria Arnold ultimately faded from cinematic view, but she left us with much to savor…

As I mentioned, Arnold starred with Uschi Digard in “The Toy Box”, and Uschi is an Icon as well – and one of my most popular posts ever…click here for some of her most revealing performances:


https://jrsploitation.com/2018/08/25/sex-kitten-uschi-digard-bares-her-toy-box-legendary-russ-meyer-star-hilariously-naked-kentucky-fried-movie-cameo/

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5 replies

  1. I have actually seen ‘Flesh Gordon’, and at a cinema in London too. 🙂
    It was funny for a while, but the joke wore thin.
    Maria is pretty hot, but I know why Uschi is still the top post! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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